Why become a CYEI Partner?

The paradox of graduate unemployment…..
Nigeria, as in all underdeveloped economies, is characterized by problems….lots of problems. We take the view that problem and opportunity are two sides of the same coin. Unfortunately our educational system does not equip graduates with problem solving skills
…..unemployment problem is best solved by helping people to set up their own business or ensuring education is geared to skills that match available jobs

 

Source: ABE UK

Note – Oct 2012 survey of >12,000 ABE students aged

15-59yrs in 28 African countries including Nigeria

CYEI vision for the eradication of graduate unemployment is to be realized by setting up a model institution for Entrepreneurship Studies and ICT employability Skills Training – achieving record rates for successful business start-ups and job placement. An institution which, after proof of concept, can be replicated across Lagos State and Nigeria.
CYEI overall strategy, in an increasingly digital and global economy, is built on 3 pillars
  • Leadership in technology education and technology-in-education
  • Contemporary Project Based Learning approach to entrepreneurship education and
  • Harnessing passions of various stakeholders (broadly referred to as ‘Partners’) who share in the common cause – the eradication of graduate unemployment
There would not be a better place for the various stakeholders referred to in 3 above to give of their money, time and intellect in the pursuit of our dream for CYEI as the place where unemployed graduates will get the most help
These are the many ways CYEI Partners can support a brighter future for our graduates

Partners

CYEI

Entrepreneurship Studies

ICT Employability Skills

Organizations

Individuals

Organizations

Individuals

Grant Providers

Donors

  • Center Components*

  • Center Scholars

Endowment

Student Sponsorships

Volunteer Staff

  • Teachers

  • Facilitators (Evening only)

For Student Internship & Apprenticeship

Guest Speakers

For Community Engagement

Financial Support

  • Banks

  • Venture Capital

  • Angel Investors

  • Foundations

  • Microfinance Institutions

  • Development Finance Institutions

  • Government

Other Entrepreneurship Support

  • Incubators

  • Accelerators

  • Industry Association & Networks

  • Legal Services

  • Accounting Services

  • Credit Rating Agencies

  • Technical Expert or Mentor

*The 9 components of the CYEI Center building as indicated below are available for sponsorship by donation of the stated amounts on a first come first served basis. Such components will be branded in the name of the donor and will attract additional sponsorship benefits noted below

Component

Cost

Status

N’000

US$

Ground Floor

Executive Director’s Office

2,000

8,000

Available

Reception/Waiting Area

2,000

8,000

Taken

Finance & Admin Office

2,000

8,000

Taken

ICT Office

2,000

8,000

Available

Computer Lab 1

6,500

26,000

Available

Computer Lab 2

6,500

26,000

Available

Conference Hall

13,500

54,000

Available

Lecture Theatre

10,000

40,000

Taken

First Floor

Staff Room

2,650

10,600

Taken

Tutorial Room 1

2,000

8,000

Taken

Tutorial Room 2

2,000

8,000

Taken

Computer Lab 3

6,500

26,000

Available

Computer Lap 4

6,500

26,000

Available

North Gallery

6,500

26,000

Available

South Gallery

6,500

26,000

Available

Note:

1. The CYEI Center building is a unique configuration of 9x40ft Containers with a total floor space of 960sqm

2. Donors of Center components will enjoy the following sponsorship benefits

a. Directly to an estimated audience of 650 students and teachers per annum and over 5,000 at events having family, friends and visitors in attendance

i. Permanently affixed brand name plate for the donated building component

ii. Sampling, couponing and sales of donor/sponsor products and services

iii. Mention in press releases and credits on the CYEI website

b. Direct marketing to a well defined target audience

i. Access to mailing lists

ii. Opportunity to collect data from constituents

iii. Access to promotional giveaways

iv. Discounted media buys

v. Mailing inserts

v.i. Complimentary or discounted tickets to special events/exhibitions